Nathan Blackwell, born in Wilson County circa 1840, drafted his last will and testament in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1907.
Nathan left five dollars to son Nathan Blackwell Jr. (Note that Nathan Sr.’s father was also named Nathan Blackwell.) He directed that his daughter-in-law Hattie Blackwell receive his household goods and furniture provided that she care and keep house for him. Granddaughter Martha Blackwell, daughter of his deceased son Edwin Blackwell, was to receive the remainder of his estate (or, if she died, it went to her brother Peter Blackwell.) Edwin’s son John Blackwell received a double-barreled shotgun.
Nathan Blackwell died 2 December 1908.
Indiana Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 [database on-line], http://www.ancestry.com.